Monday, May 20, 2024

Ozil back in, Aubameyang on the bench: Arsenal v Leicester teams

Arsenal take on Leicester at the Emirates tonight looking for their tenth successive win in all competitions.

This is the team Unai Emery has selected to do the job.

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette

Subs: Martinez, Medley, Guendouzi, Smith Rowe, Ramsey, Welbeck, Aubameyang

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Amartey, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Okazaki, Iborra, Fuchs, Ghezzal

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Charles

Yikes, the defense is threadbare.

Burn Baby Burn

Just going to have to score a lot

Anonymarse

recon we can do that

Corona X

This is great! Ozil flanked by Iwobi and Mikhitaryan. But where’s Holding? An injury I missed?

Corona X

Suddenly Monreal disappeared and Holding is back. Are you messing with me Blogs, or did I start boozing too early?

Tobin

On the pitch mate…

Adrian

That is interesting line up. Iwobi over Auba. Unai seems to have confidence in Iwobi or may be due to defensive duties.

Rich

Aubameyang is a 40 goal a season explosive no9, he’s not really effective playing wide.

Again Emery with a brave selection, I’m not sure how long he can keep our two No9s happy at the same time? But I can certainly think of worse problems to have.

We’ve got some serious craft and guile behind Lacazette tonight, it’s always a risk going with both Micky+Ozil, hopefully we’ll have a night where they both show up?

Owl faced Deeney's cojones

Whatever the reason, I do not like Auba on the bench.

arsepedant

Who is “Medley”?

Anonymarse

U23 central defender apparently

BW9

As an Arsenal supporter you have a responsibility to know our younger kids too! Now as to why he is out there – no idea…

Derek Kraft

Holding, not Monreal

forest gooner

we left back

AmericanGooner

Yes.

Anonymarse

Wonder what the formation is this time

forest gooner

where is Elneny?

arsepedant

And what happened to Holding?

Ilari

He is there, nyt where are nacho and sead?

Ilari

*but

Niran

What the hell happened to Monreal omg!…, he’s so important for everything we do down that left hand side…I hope we pull through without him though..#COYG

Ilari

Where is auba and the 4-4-2, I’ve been looking forward to that the whole interlull

Lord Bendnter

Hahaha we all feel your pain

Anonymarse

Maybe with Ozil in the Bergkamp role

Fergal

How right you were ?

Simon

Auba should not be on the bench.

Hantal

Strong team, nice to see some youngsters on the bench too. Would be nice to be able to get them on to the pitch too

Hantal

Why the downvote?

Danny

Ozil as captain feels like a mistake to me. Doesn’t seem a natural leader, more an enigmatic prodigy. Hopefully the responsibility will bring out the best in him.

viegunner

The downvotes are insane. Nothing speaks fpr Özol as captain

Martin

How wrong you are.

matthinc

Yeah, he bossed it tbf. Who’d of thought?

Kunlewoye

Although he’s just scored but I have this feeling there should have been a spot for either one of Welbeck/Auba in that line-up. Too ponderous in our play tonight

Runzac

3 games this week. Rotation

SB Still

Lichtsteiner against the counter attacking Leicester, hope he has a good game

matthinc

Shame he didn’t… pretty poor distribution. Looking a bit past it.

afan

WOW, ozil in the team, are you sure you are alright, back is ok

Chamakhyungpark

hahaha. You fud

Kostas

My feeling towards Özil;

1st to 44th min = > Özil @$$%@#£¥ wake up!
after 44th min = > WE VE HOT ÖZIL!!!

Hantal

Commentary said the same but in the first half it was clear he was being closed down quickly (smart move by Leicester) but working hard anyway.
Second half he’s been awesome

Hantal

This is the first substitution of Emerys arsenal career I’ve disagreed with.
I hope I’m proved wrong but Ramsay is too high risk when the win needs to be seen out.
welbeck would have been a smarter move

Really really hope I’m proved wrong

Santi's Smile

Unai knows.

Hantal

Downvoted naturally. I’m a Ramsey fan but don’t think his skillset was right at that moment, welbecks industry was what I wanted on the field.

In the end it didn’t matter anyway

Martin

Ramsey

Fergal

Yipeee! That was bloody great.

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